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is an independent risk factor for cardiac diseases in the form of coronary artery
disease that can lead to heart attack
. sedentary life style , junk food , lack of exercise , smoking
and alcohol all contribute to the increase in cholesterol .
there is family tendency for having raised cholesterol as well . it can appear as yellow streaks on the eye lids , behind the elbows and on the knees called xanthomas .
for your wife ,,, life style modification is must . diet care , use of vegetables and exercise .
also use of medications to lower the cholesterol levels can be prescribed by a cardiologist along with routine cardiac check up that will include ECG , ECHO and some lab works . wish her a healthy life / take care